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Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

The High Court today ordered stop on animal-fighting competitions in Sunamganj and sought reason to the government why such acts would not be banned in the country. The court prohibited bull-fighting, cock-fighting, goat-fighting and dog-culling at Chatak area of Sunamganj for the next eight weeks. It also sought answer by three weeks as to why...

Australian senate backs migrant bill

Australian senate backs migrant bill

The Australian senate has approved changes to immigration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees. The bill will allow refugees to live and work in Australia for three to five years, but denies them permanent protection. It was passed by 34 votes to 32 after intense debate in a late-night sitting. Australia currently detains...

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

An explosion, believed to have been set off by a crude bomb, took place at the premises of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judges Court today. There were no injuries in connection to the explosion that took place in a public toilet inside the court premises around 1:30pm, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. However, police detained a...

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

The High Court today reinstated the highest punishment for reckless driving to seven years in prison from the prevailing three-year jail term. In its observation, the court recommended that the punishment for reckless driving should be increased further to ensure the right to life for the people. The highest penalty for death because of reckless...

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

Victim of lie, victim of law

Victim of lie, victim of law

Nobody knows whether the nightmare will ever end. Uttam Barua, the Buddhist youth whose Facebook page was doctored for fabricating an anti-Islam post to incite the 2012 Ramu attack, is still missing while his family remains virtually a social outcast. To make matters worse, police submitted a charge sheet in December last year implicating him...

JS body submits 16th amendment report

JS body submits 16th amendment report

The parliamentary standing committee on law ministry today submitted its report on the proposed 16th amendment to the constitution, which will empower lawmakers to impeach judges, to Jatiya Sangsad. Suranjit Sengupta, chief of the body, placed the report before the parliament following completion of its scrutiny. The body has unanimously recommended passing the proposed law...

No secret move to revive provision to control media: Inu

No secret move to revive provision to control media: Inu

Denying that a government committee was "working secretly" to revive the provision of a law to cancel declarations of newspapers for publishing anti-state news or news hurting religious sentiments, the Information minister today said a move is on to update the 1973 law. "The law [Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973]...

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